We all know that Hemingway enjoyed a drink or two or ten, but what many do not know is that he was somewhat of a mixologist. Much like his writing, his drinks were minimalistic and packed a punch.
Over the course of many summers in the 1930s, Hemingway and his second wife Pauline would escape the humidity of Key West for the crisper air of Wyoming, where Hemingway would fish, hunt, and write many of his novels, including A Farewell to Arms. During the day, Pauline would occasionally pick fresh strawberries and the couple would brew them with gin, lemon, and powdered sugar, which she would enjoy with Hemingway and friends after long days on cool Wyoming evenings.
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- 3 oz. Gordon’s Gin
- 1 oz. Lemon Juice
- 3 Fresh Strawberries
- 1-2 tsp. Powdered Sugar (sans cornstarch)
- Soda Water to taste
Using a shaker, muddle the ingredients (all but the soda water) and shake thoroughly with ice. Strain into a chilled Collins glass. Serve on the rocks and cut with a little soda water. Garnish with a slice of strawberry and/or a lemon peel.
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